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S5W-06726: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the running costs will be of the Commissioner for Fair Access.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 February 2017

Exact running costs associated with the position of Commissioner for Fair Access cannot be identified, as they may be subject to change as the requirements of the role itself adjust and mature. Relevant costs will include the Commissioner’s fees and expenses and staffing costs as outlined in the answer to question S5W-06719 on 21 February 2017. Staffing support and the level of required investment will be dependent on need as work progresses, and therefore may vary. The Commissioner’s own fees are not expected to exceed £1,000 per month. Further, the Commissioner will be reimbursed for expenses at the Scottish Government’s normal travel and subsistence rates.

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